Another Disappearing Nine Patch

Ready for yet another variation on the D9P?  I thought originally these prints would make a good color study.  Sometimes it is hard to know if prints go together.  All these prints related to each other with colors in soft purples and some pale blue. The ecru background fabric was the primary print, with the …

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An Interlude on the Veranda

The flowering season continues, and as we head into a holiday weekend, many more blooms have shown their faces. There were several weekend mornings over the past month where I took my study materials out to the veranda on a cool morning with a hot cup of coffee. Quiet and peaceful, birds chirping and enjoying …

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Garlic Zucchini

Looking for a flavorful side dish?  This one is fast and simple, and is perfect served alongside the Italian Meat Loaf, or one of my many chicken recipes like White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms or Butterflied Baked Chicken.  Start by cleaning and slicing two or three zucchini. Arrange the slices on a baking sheet sprayed …

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Migrating Geese – a Quickstep Setting

I did another Scrap Dance Quickstep quilt, this time using just nine strips. Sewing long strips is a lot easier than individual squares. These strips are left over from the Moda Bake Shop recipe I did for a Pin Woven Tote (link on sidebar). I sewed sets of three strips. Then I cross cut them …

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Bellamy House in Wilmington NC

Last year when we went to the Outer Banks on vacation, one of the places we visited was the Bellamy House in Wilmington. I never got around to posting about it, so here it is.  I love old architecture, and this 1859 Greek Revival and Italianate home was a delight to see. Just look at …

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Patriotic Star Mini Quilt

I wanted a red,white and blue mini quilt for my quilt stand, so I got out some patriotic colors and prints and had some fun.  I did something really different this time, and I'll show you step by step.  Here's what you need - Four 2-1/2 inch squares each of blue and white, Four 3-inch …

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Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway

We love driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, and these pictures are from a drive we did last July. There are a number of neat tunnels on the parkway, fun to honk the horn as we go through with our car club.  I haven't shown the tunnels before, so now is a good time to show …

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Patriotic Tablescape 2016

Summer time is the right time for a red, white and blue tablescape.  This one was for our Memorial weekend cookout, and I'll be breaking out some of the same things on the 4th of July. The Patriotic Table Runner is one I made a couple of years ago, click on the name for the …

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Quilting Scrap Dance Tango, and News

Quilting Scrap Dance Tango was a bit different than my usual pantograph.  This time, I decided to do a pantograph design in the interior, and custom quilt the borders.  Longarm quilters call this a semi-custom job.  It is a bit trickier than it looks because the quilting in the pieced section has a definite stopping …

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